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The Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion Friday on a lawsuit challenging the state's ban of assault weapons. It ruled that the state’s recently enacted assault weapons ban is lawful. – AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File

Illinois Supreme Court upholds assault weapons ban

In a 4-3 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled the state’s recently enacted assault weapons ban is lawful in that its exemptions for certain groups of people neither denies equal protection to others nor constitutes special legislation.

Northwestern hires former AG Loretta Lynch to investigate athletic department

Northwestern has hired former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to lead an investigation into the culture of its athletic department and its anti-hazing procedures following allegations of abusive behavior and racism within the football program and other teams.

Ethical dilemmas arise when justices, donors meet in campus visits

When Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas headlined a 2017 program at McLennan Community College in Texas, his hosts had more than a speech in mind. Working with the prominent conservative lawyer Ken Starr, school officials crafted a guest list for a dinner at the home of a wealthy Texas businessman, hoping an audience with Thomas would be a reward for school patrons — and an inducement to prospective donors.

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Cryptocurrency transfers governed by 1978 law

Relying on the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, a law that predated cryptocurrency, five customers of Uphold HQ, a company that provides digital money services, sued Uphold after hackers drained their online accounts.

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